Richard Smith's Don't LOOK At The Keys! teaches students how to play by touch, feeling their way around the keyboard using various 'signposts' whilst keeping their eyes on the music.
Designed to make sight reading easier and more effective, the books in this innovative series contain a progressive set of imaginative pieces to take students and teachers step by step through the technique.
This is not just another sight reading book. Don't LOOK At The Keys! contains actual practice pieces as well as instructions that demonstrate how to play Piano by touch. It instructs and develops the skill and confidence to look at the music instead of the hands and helps those students who commit pieces to memory or play by ear, then wonder where to look while playing.
'Don't LOOK At The Keys!' is a progressive series in three parts, teaching piano keyboard geography by touch, in an accessible, enjoyable way, making sight reading easier and more effective.
The pieces in Book 2 are all within an octave spread in each hand to demonstrate progress and inspire confidence following the five finger range in Book 1.
To get started there is one page of notes for teachers and students, followed by a varied selection of 14 pieces; titles such as 'It Only Took A Minuet', 'Hot Israeli Nights', the boogie woogie pieces 'Lazy' and 'Toe Tapper' as well as 'Flat Footed Flip Flop Waltz' - inspirational and great fun!